Saturday, June 17, 2017

Uptown Work Chic with Lafayette 148 New York

Lafayette 148 New York is a line of perfectly crafted clothing, with a super luxe feel. Made up of pieces that feature clean, crisp lines and classic silhouettes, shopping at Lafayette 148 New York means you'll find something perfect. Closet staples like pencil skirts and easy blouses make finding a modern, professional look a breeze, but you'll also find chic pieces for lazy summer days.

Fellow fashionable ESQ's and 'nine-to-fiver'ers' will find beautiful blazers as well as workwear pieces that will help take your office look to the next level.

Miami locals: a new Lafayette 148 New York boutique has opened in Brickell City Centre! Check it out and shop the pieces I'm wearing in this look, specifically, my beautiful, light blue jacket, that's exclusive to the Lafayette 148 New York boutiques and website.



This look was shot in collaboration with Lafayette 148 New York. Hope you love it. 
All photos by Gissi.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lip Swatches


714 lip swatch

I swatched two of the most popular Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lip colors down below: 714 and WSM. The Vice Liquid Lip formula is matte, and can be carefully layered if you make sure to allow the first coat to dry. The colors are super opaque, vibrant and beautiful. They wear well for 5 plus hours before becoming a bit crumbly at the corners. They have a more lightweight feel than traditional matte liquid lipsticks, but they can be somewhat drying. Applying a bit of a light balm to your lips before wearing these will take care of that. 

TFE Pro Tip: for best application, do not press your lips together as the formula is drying. 


UD Vice Liquid Lips
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lip in shade WSM

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May Beauty Board

best beauty products of 2017

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip: these lipsticks have an amazing formula. They're the most opaque liquid lipsticks I've ever tried. They really are like melted, liquified lipsticks. The best way to apply them is with a lip brush, however, because the squeezy-tube packaging can get messy. The tiniest bit of product will suffice, so you will have these a long while. Once on, they're hydrating, light and dry down to a semi satin finish. My favorite shade is Azalea. Every time I wear it in my insta-stories, you guys ask what lip color I'm wearing. 


Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick: you definitely can't beat the $8 price point on these (now, $6!). These new Avon lipsticks offer a great range of colors and a very moisturizing formula. They apply easily, and feel good on the lips. Not very long lasting, but they do the trick.  There are ten new shades, my favorites of which include Mellow Melon (an unique peach/pink combo) and Spring Lilac (this Spring's 'it' shade). They also smell sweetly, of delicious fruit.


Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydracharge Setting Spray: I'll admit that when I first began to test out this product, I had a good amount of skepticism, after all, I don't ever use primer, so a primer water seemed a bit unnecessary.  Well, girl, let me tell you something about this little wonder; my skin feels very dewy and nourished when I mist this all over, and something about it causes my makeup to apply more evenly and last longer.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Magique at Faena, Miami, Date Night Outfit

The Faena Hotel has brought an entirely new feel to Miami's nightlife and arts scene.  I mean, when Baz Lurhman helps design the interiors of your hotel, I think you're in good shape! Just saying. Faena, and its umbrella developments that span over six blocks of Miami beach water front, have been credited with breathing new life to the area south of 30th & Collins. Faena Theater is located inside the hotel. It's a throwback to the 1970's, when dinner theaters were having their moment (that's what Wikipedia says). It's a pretty interesting place. Every now and then, we make our way to the hotel and theater, to check out what new shows are playing. It makes for a great date night. 
Miami fashion blogger
Wearing: Rolla's Delilah Blouse here // DVF leather skirt // Steve Madden Clutch //
Playing currently is Kevin & Caruso's Magique; a not-so-ordinary magic show, filled with illusions, handmade costumes, and lots of sequins (on show girls). It's set to the tune of some 90's jams, with some current Top Ten stuff throw in, which makes it fun. Because the dinner theater is small and intimate, you're guaranteed a good seat. It's a fun and unique experience that I recommend for a fun night out. 

Ticket Info:
Bonus: two drinks, complimentary with each ticket purchase.
Magique runs through the end of may, every Tuesday and Sunday.
Tickets: available here.$65 adults / $45 for children (although, it's not much of a gig for kids in my opinion) or you can e-mail for reservations: faenatheater@faena.com.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Laser Facial Risks And How A Caudalie Facial Helped Save My Skin

laser facial side effects
As bloggers, we are oftentimes invited to try out new local experiences. I write about fashion and beauty, and as a result, I'm always scoping out the newest skincare/beauty launches and treatments in Miami. In February, I had a "laser facial." Lured by the promise of renewed, glowing skin, I went in for my appointment with high hopes. The truth is, I should never have done anything because there was nothing wrong with it. At the time, I had a great routine going; my skin was already healthy and hydrated. I've never had an issue with dryness...until this "facial." The results were terrible. As you can see, I ended up with squares imprinted on my face, from the laser nozzle. After the red square patterns faded, I was left with extreme dry patches all over. I also have lots of texture that I never had before. 

It's now May, three months later, and my skin is JUST getting back to normal. 
I credit Vanessa (a great aesthetician) over at Caudalie Brickell City Centre, because she gave me an incredible, hydrating facial. I have plans to go back next months! Below, I've got a full breakdown of the products she used, plus outfit details. 

Caudalie Brickell City Center: 701 S. Miami Ave
Spa Facial Menu here.
E-mail to book a facial at Caudalie


Outside the Caudalie boutique and spa - Brickell City Centre

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